Kinaxia Logistics’s acquisition of Mark Thompson Transport Limited


Squire Patton Boggs and La Salle Corporate have advised on the sale of Warrington-based Mark Thompson Transport Limited to UK haulage and warehouse company Kinaxia Logistics.

Established in 1989, Mark Thompson Transport is focused on the through-the-night logistics and supply-chain sector. The company has seen substantial growth in recent years built on its high levels of customer focus, reliable cost effective service and use of state-of-the-art technology. It has a strong customer base including long-standing relationships with Hermes, DX, TNT and Victoria Plum.

Kinaxia Logistics was formed in 2012 with the acquisition of Bay Freight Limited. With the addition of Mark Thompson Transport, the company’s 8th acquisition, it now employs 1,050 staff with an annual turnover of £95 million.

Other companies within Kinaxia Logistics include Bay Freight Limited, William Kirk Limited, NC Cammack & Sons Limited, Foulger Transport Limited, Lambert Brothers Haulage Limited, Panic Transport (Contracts) Limited and Maiden’s of Telford Limited.

Advising Mark Thompson Transport on the deal was Leeds Corporate partner Richard Hunt (picture), assisted by associate Maxine Burton.

Corporate finance advice was provided by Matt Dillon from La Salle Corporate.

The legal adviser to Kinaxia Logistics was Gateley Plc.

Involved fees earner: Maxine Burton – Squire Patton Boggs; Richard Hunt – Squire Patton Boggs;

Law Firms: Squire Patton Boggs;

Clients: Mark Thompson Transport Limited;